Our Grade reclaimed grade A Yorkstone flags are well known not just throughout Yorkshire but through the whole of the UK. Yorkstone is perfect for paving and is used widely throughout London too, in fact, a lot of London and City of London paving is done in Yorkshire stone as its so durable and looks fantastic.

In this project in Yorkshire our customer is using our Grade A Yorkshire Stone Flags for their patio area along with the gothic style planters.

Here at Abacus Stone Sales, we supply our flagstones throughout the UK and help homeowners and business owners realise their patio and outside flag potential with stone that only makes the grade. You won’t get anything less than the best Yorkshire has to offer with us and our pictures tell the story.



Further to our announcement of Abacus Stone Sales reclaimed and new stone being used in the overall winner at last years Royal Chelsea Flower Show we have been provided with a video to show you how our magnificent Yorkshire stone helped the judges sway to this wild Yorkshire garden.

Have a look at the video below, we love it and know you will too!

Well Yorkshire reigns supreme at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show in London. On a beautiful warm spring day The Yorkshire Garden looked stunning and was so well designed that you could be forgiven for thinking you were in stunning Yorkshire Dales.

In helping the Yorkshire Garden win the top spot, we were asked to supply some of our natural Yorkstone Flags and reclaimed natural weathered stone from our local quarry in Honley West Yorkshire.

For the event we supplied different types of natural and reclaimed stone from the event.

Chelsea flower show stone by Abacus

The Yorkshire Garden in full force in the beautiful sunshine

We supplied the following stone:

Our Yorkshire stone has long been regarded as the best Yorkshire stone with natural quarries in the stunning countryside of West Yorkshire that is synonymous with this county. Adding our Yorkstone to this project really brought an authentic feel to garden which helped the florists in creating the ultimate Yorkshire Garden and as proud Yorkshire folk we are over the moon that we came 1st!

Well done to all involved!

If you want to read more about the event, please click the button below to visit the page.




A Yorkstone patio is a great way to improve the look of any garden and you will find a huge range of designs to choose from.

Small square or rectangular patios with Yorkstone paving or Indian flagstones laid in a simple, regular pattern remain a popular choice with people who wish to create an area for outdoor dining or relaxing in the sun within a relatively small garden.

There are a number of online guides to laying this sort of simple patio and most describe it as a “straightforward DIY job”.

This is an optimistic view, as anything from the slope of the garden to jointing may cause problems, but it is certainly possible.

If you have any doubts about your DIY ability, it is sensible to use a reputable landscaping or paving contractor to carry out the work. Choosing a professional will also have the added benefit of allowing you to select a more imaginative patio design.

The range of designs it is possible to achieve using high-quality flagstones and setts laid by experts is huge. Here are a few ideas:

Classic patio

Simplicity can be beautiful, as you can see from this Yorkstone patio with stone setts edging, which was laid by York-based The Original Stone Paving Company.

Yorkstone patio with stone setts

Circular patio

Circular designs can ensure the patio is an eyecatching feature in your garden. You could opt for a path out to a stone cobbles circle in the middle of the lawn or, like this example by Clarke Landscapes of Connecticut, choose circular detail on a regular flagstone patio.

Sunken patio

Make a quiet spot to enjoy relaxing in the shade with a sunken stone patio surrounded by rustic walls and reclaimed stone steps, such as this one created by Greenmans Yard of London.

Cobble pattern

Lay reclaimed granite cobbles / setts in between flagstones to create a characterful pattern, as Timothy Lee Landscape Design of Lexington, Massachusetts did here.

Raised patio

A raised stone patio, like this one designed by Frank Shirley Architectsof Cambridge, Massachusetts, can work well in a garden with the right elevation.

Rustic patio

This mix of sandstone flags and gravel, by Los Angeles-based Richard Hallberg, combines to create a rustic look.

For information about the availability and price of reclaimed Yorkstone flags and other patio materials, please contact Abacus Stone Sales.